Thursday, May 21, 2009

Surf for Friday – Picking up

Friday will be a marginal surf day...conditions will be good but there still won’t be a lot of swell in the water, particularly through the morning.

On Friday we will have a new S-SSW swell (180-200) that will slowly fill in throughout the day, (eventually peaking on Saturday). NW windswell from our local waters will filter in through the background. Look the dark blue is slowly starting to go away!



Surfwise we can expect waves in the knee-waist high range at the average spots that have some exposure to the S-SSW swell direction. The top spots, mostly through Orange County and San Diego (where there is a bit more combo in the swell), will be in the waist-chest high range. I do expect a few bigger waves coming through by later in the afternoon...we should see a few shoulder high sets at the top spots by sundown.

Winds will be light and variable for most areas through the morning. SD and OC may have some slight S flow at times but in general it will be clean throughout SoCal. WNW-NW winds around 10-14 knots will fill in through the afternoon.

Don’t expect a ton from this new swell early on Friday morning...there won’t be much energy showing through the dawn patrol and we will also be pushing towards a higher tide that peaks around 8:45am...both of which will keep things a bit slow and inconsistent. With that being said I do think that you should at least do a camera check in the morning...the conditions will be clean and there is some swell in the water, so while it won’t be big, there is still a chance at catching a few.

Oh one last note...looks like the tropics are starting to get a little frisky...we have our first halfway decent tropical wave/disturbance of the season starting to push around south of the tip of Baja. Forecasts aren’t showing it developing much (it hits cooler water and wind shear) but it is nice to see some activity down there.



Here are the tides...

02:41AM LDT -0.5 L
08:49AM LDT 3.6 H
01:50PM LDT 1.5 L
08:02PM LDT 6.0 H

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damnit adam If we could only get your mom to do a cannonball off the cost of alaska we might get a few headhigh sets!!

cheerupcheerio said...

how rude!

Anonymous said...

that is uncalled for, man.

Anonymous said...

Wow people really dont know how to take a joke! I thought most surfers were laid back and had a sence of humor...Well i guess we are in LA.

Anonymous said...

What's the point, if your mom is sitting there blocking any swell like she (or it) is a part of the Channel Islands!!!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah ...well ...your mother is sooo fat ... that she is..uhh. really a fatty fat fat.. or somthing...

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny but you wouldn't have th balls to say it to his face!

Anonymous said...

I might not... But your MOM DOES!!!!!!!!OOHHHHH!!!!SNAP!!!